BY Craig Harrison | Feb 22, 2015 10:01 PM EST
"American Horror Story" star Naomi Grossman is praying for the recovery of co-star Ben Woolf following a freak accident that sent him fighting for his life in the hospital.
In a report from E! News, Naomi Grossman, who plays Pepper in the Ryan Murphy series, described her relationship with Ben Woolf as "very close."
"It's awful to hear the news of your friend [in an accident]," she said.
"We're all in contact and from what I understand Kathy Bates tweeted that he was out of surgery and he's now in stable yet still critical condition. So we're just hoping for the best," the comedian added. "I'm waiting like for any moment they're going to tell me I can go visit and I'll be there."
Ben Woolf played Meep, whose death in "American Horror Story: Freak Show" had fans reeling. He was diagnosed with pituitary dwarfism when he was still a child, which explains his small stature.
According to Deadline, the 4-foot-4 Ben Woolf was walking at the corner of Gramercy Place and Hollywood Boulevard when the accident happened. He was hit in the head by a passing vehicle.
"Woolf was transported to a local hospital, where he remains in critical condition," it said. "The driver pulled over and remained at the scene and is not facing any charges at this time, police said."
A rep for Ben Woolf released an official statement following the accident.
"Ben is one of the kindest and hardest-working people I know," the statement published on People said. "His condition remains critical at this time and we ask that everyone please keep Ben in your thoughts and prayers, and respect his family's privacy during this time."
According to the police, in the article from People, Ben Woolf was jaywalking prior to the accident. The driver of the SUV wasn't charged because police believed no crime was committed as of press time.
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